Moving Day

Moving Day

Everything packed and loaded

into the car,

including the bird feeder.

As I walk through the old place

one last time,

I see the birds gathered on the porch,

singing for a supper

that will not come.

Lauren Scharhag

Lauren Scharhag is an award-winning writer of fiction and poetry. She is the author of Under Julia, The Ice Dragon, The Winter Prince, West Side Girl & Other Poems, and the co-author of The Order of the Four Sons series. Her poems and short stories have appeared in over eighty journals and anthologies, including Voice of Eve, Isacoustic, The American Journal of Poetry, and Gambling the Aisle. She lives in Kansas City, MO. To learn more about her work, visit:


  1. Excellent poem! It says everything it needs to, not a word of fluff or out-of-place.

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